Undergraduate Admissions


Questions about the undergraduate program in chemical and biomolecular engineering may be sent to chbeundergrad@umd.edu.


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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland offers an undergraduate program in chemical and biomolecular Engineering which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information, see www.abet.org.

students in p2owder lab
Students in the P2OWDER (Pursuing Particulate Opportunities with Dedicated Engineering Research) lab work with a nanoparticle growth/deposition reactor. The lab focuses on the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoscale materials.

Students who wish to study at the Clark School apply for admission to the University of Maryland; there is no separate application for engineering. When filling out the university application, you may choose chemical and biomolecular engineering as your intented major. You may also apply as an undecideded engineering major, and become a chemical and biomolecular engineering major after being accepted.

For complete information about applying to the University of Maryland, please visit:

  • University of Maryland Undergraduate Admissions
    Get acquainted with the university and its admissions process, to apply online or to download the application booklet.
  • Transfer Admissions
    Whether you are a student at another school or a current University of Maryland student enrolled in another college, learn how you can apply and transfer to the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Prospective undergraduate engineering students may also send admission inquiries to: prospengr@umd.edu

All chemical and biomolecular engineering majors must meet the admission, progress and retention standards of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Additional Admission Information for Transfer Students

For best consideration, both external (outside UMD) and internal transfer (current UMD) students will be admitted to the Clark School, on a space available basis, if they meet the following admission requirements:

(*A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external transfer students.)

  • Completion of MATH 141 with a minimum grade of B- or better
  • Completion of PHYS 161 with a minimum grade of B- or better
  • Completion of CHEM 135, CHEM 271, OR CHEM 134 with a minimum grade of C- or better
    (Students who take CHEM 134 must also complete CHEM 131 with a C- or better)
  • Students interested in applying to Bioengineering prior to Spring 2018 must also complete BIOE 120 with a minimum grade of B- 

Admission Deadlines

Internal: If you have completed the above requirements, complete the online LEP application. The application is due by the 5th business day of the month as follows:

  • Spring semester admission: January
  • Fall semester admission: June

Once you have submitted your application electronically and your application has been reviewed, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will send you an admission decision via email instructing you of your next steps.

External: Admission to the University of Maryland and admission to the Clark School are two separate processes combined into one application. For more information about the UMD transfer admission process, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. International applicants should also be sure to review the International Applicant Requirements.

Those students who have met all of the gateway requirements listed above will be directly admitted to engineering (on a space availability basis). Students who are admitted to UMD, but who have not yet completed the gateway requirements will be offered admission into the Division of Letters & Sciences.